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Ghavami, Negin; Mistry, Rashmita S. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Urban middle school students (N = 1,057; M[subscript age] = 12.06) viewed Facebook-like profiles of peers who varied by race/ethnicity, gender, and sexual orientation and indicated the social class (SC) of those peers along two dimensions--family income and social class position. As hypothesized, most profiles were perceived as middle class and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Middle School Students, Grade 6
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Rivenbark, Joshua G.; Copeland, William E.; Davisson, Erin K.; Gassman-Pines, Anna; Hoyle, Rick H.; Piontak, Joy R.; Russell, Michael A.; Skinner, Ann T.; Odgers, Candice L. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
Adolescents in the United States live amid high levels of concentrated poverty and increasing income inequality. Poverty is robustly linked to adolescents' mental health problems; however, less is known about how perceptions of their social status and exposure to local area income inequality relate to mental health. Participants consisted of a…
Descriptors: Social Status, Mental Health, Early Adolescents, Evidence
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Brouillard, Charlie; Brendgen, Mara; Vitaro, Frank; Dionne, Ginette; Boivin, Michel – Developmental Psychology, 2019
The present study used a genetically informed design of twins raised in the same family (375 monozygotic and 290 dizygotic twins; 50.2% girls) to examine the association between adolescents' genetic risk for depressive symptoms and the course of the parent-child relationship quality throughout adolescence. Depressive symptoms and the quality of…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Conflict, Parent Child Relationship, Mothers
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Lu, Ting; Jin, Shenghua; Li, Ling; Niu, Li; Chen, Xinyin; French, Doran C. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
The longitudinal associations between popularity, overt aggression, and relational aggression were assessed in middle school and high school cohorts drawn from a large urban Northwest Chinese city. The middle school (n = 880; 13.33 years.) and high school samples (n = 841; 16.66 years.) were each followed for 2 years. In the concurrent regression…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Correlation, Peer Acceptance, Aggression
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Zeguers, Maaike H. T.; van den Boer, Madelon; Snellings, Patrick; de Jong, Peter F. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
A central question in the field of foreign language acquisition is whether the processes involved in reading development in a foreign language are universal or dependent on characteristics of the specific language involved. We investigated the impact of orthographic depth and writing system on word reading acquisition in a foreign orthography, by…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading, Written Language, Indo European Languages
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Estrada, Eduardo; Ferrer, Emilio; Shaywitz, Bennett A.; Holahan, John M.; Shaywitz, Sally E. – Developmental Psychology, 2018
Identifying change at the individual level is an important goal for researchers, educators, and clinicians. We present a set of statistical procedures for identifying individuals who depart from a normative change. Using Latent Change Scores models (LCS), we illustrate how the Individual Likelihood computed from a statistical model for change…
Descriptors: Change, Children, Adolescents, Age Differences
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Ackerman, Robert A.; Carson, Kevin J.; Corretti, Conrad A.; Ehrenreich, Samuel E.; Meter, Diana J.; Underwood, Marion K. – Developmental Psychology, 2019
This research explored whether experiences with warmth in middle childhood are linked to increased levels of positive affect, decreased levels of negative affect, and decreased levels of disagreeable interactions in text-message communication in adolescence. Participants included 218 children (and their parents and peers) who were on average…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Interaction, Telecommunications, Adolescents